Russian biologist on exchange in Prince William Sound

When asked about the similarities between Cordova and her home in Russia, she laughed as she answered, “the cold and rain.” It is another...

PWS pink salmon harvest is shy about 15 million fish

With just a week or two left until season’s end, the common property harvest of pink salmon in Prince William Sound stood at around...

Fish Factor: Statewide salmon harvest will be short of forecast

Alaska’s salmon season is winding down and while catches have made the record books in some regions, the statewide take will fall a bit...

Science and accountability urged in fisheries management

Fisheries and conservation advocates for coastal communities are urging that greater accountability and conservation measures be included in reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation...

Make BOF agenda change requests by August 18

Advisory committees and the public are advised by the Alaska Board of Fisheries to get all agenda change requests in by Aug. 18, in...

No sign of trawler Alaska Juris

A 218-foot fishing trawler owned by the Seattle-based Fishing Company of Alaska apparently sunk into the Bering Sea in the Aleutian Islands, following the...

Chum, sockeye abundance up for harvest season ahead

Wild stocks of chum salmon are expected in a run 83.6 percent above average in Prince William Sound for the 2018 commercial fishing season,...

Bottom trawlers toss tons of fish overboard

Researchers at the University of British Columbia say fisheries worldwide engaged in bottom trawling have tossed 437 million tons of seafood worth $560 billion...

Study shows subsidies make high seas fishing profitable

A study published in June in the open-access journal Science Advances says as much as 54 percent of high seas fisheries are profitable because...
Chum salmon returning in November to spawn in the Delta River where it meets the Tanana River, about 10 miles north of the town of Delta Junction. Ned Rozell photos.

Aid offered in wake of record low Chignik harvest

An economic disaster has been declared for the Chignik fisheries region on the Alaska Peninsula in the wake of a harvest estimated at 128...

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